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Hard To Get But Easy To Lose

I haven’t written in a while, life got in the way. I haven’t even trained consistently in a month, not more than three sessions.

I’d just like to say now, that this post is largely about personal struggle, so bear with me for oversharing and sounding like a total weakling. 

Apparently, four weeks is two years in the Fitness universe. Who knew? The most shocking thing I discovered was how quickly you can lose your fitness. I mean, four weeks with only three sessions was all it took to have me feeling so lethargic and to start losing Muscle Mass. Four weeks! The game is surely rigged. How did I lose muscle mass quickly? I had great definition in my legs just two/three months ago. Now I have to flex a little harder to show the muscle. It isn’t as drastic as I’m making it sound, but the change is there. Four weeks off my strict routine made me lose muscle mass. Not to mention the annoying reminders from the fitness apps on my phone about missing training days.

It’s not all bad news though, I haven’t gained any weight in the month I’ve been inactive. I have also been walking long distances at least three times a week. Perhaps that’s the reason I haven’t put on any extra weight.

I would love to see how quickly I can regain my form when I start training again tomorrow (12th October). 

So you see, my fitness journey is nowhere near perfect. I get asked a lot about my discipline and commitment. Sometimes, life happens and your fitness suffers. The most important thing is realising that you have come too far to throw in the towel just because of a little speed bump. No matter how long you’ve stayed out of the gym, it’s never too late. There isn’t a rule that says if you exceed a certain amount of weeks, you can’t go back to the gym.

This post first appeared on Fit Black Woman, please read the originial post: here

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Hard To Get But Easy To Lose


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